CHEMISTRY Professors Anderson, Dunn, Sipe; Associate Professors Deifel, Mueller Chair: Herbert J. Sipe, Jr. The requirements for a major in Chemistry are the following: all courses from the Techniques Track (except honors) and the following courses from the Concepts Track: 110, 221, 230-231, 340-341, 441, and one of the following three groups of additional courses: (a) Chemistry 440 and one Chemistry elective at the 300- or 400-level; or (b) for ACS certification in Chemistry, Chemistry 335, 420, and 440; or (c) for ACS certification in Biochemistry, Chemistry 335 or Biology 311, and Chemistry 420, Biology 304, and one additional course in Biology, chosen from Biology 201 or 321. The requirements for a major in Chemistry also include satisfactory completion of Mathematics 141-142, Physics 131-132, and Physics 151-152. The requirements for a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are as follows: Chemistry 110/151, 221/152, 230/251, 231, 335 (also listed a Biology 311), 336, 340, 351/352; Biology 110/151, 201, 304, 358, and one of the following electives: 310, 313, 321, 323, or 324. For students interested in pursuing topics related to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in graduate school, the following courses are recommended but not required: Chemistry 252, 341, 440, 441, Mathematics 121, and additional Biology electives from the list above. The requirements for a minor in Chemistry are the following: Chemistry 110/151 (4 hours credit); Chemistry 221/152 (4 hours credit); one additional lecture course in Chemistry at the 200-level or above (3 hours credit); one additional lecture course in Chemistry at the 300-level or above (3 hours credit); two additional laboratory courses in Chemistry, at least one of which must be at the 300-level (3-4 hours credit).
CONCEPTS TRACK CHEMISTRY 103. (3) CHEMICAL CONCEPTS IN A TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY. A topical study of the impact of the chemical practices of our technological culture on our society, with a concurrent examination of the philosophical basis on which scientific judgments can be soundly formed in societal applications. This course is intended for students with primary interests outside the sciences and does not satisfy prerequisite requirements for any other chemistry course. Prerequisite: none. Corequisite: none. Chemistry 151 laboratory may be taken concurrently or in a later semester if desired. Offered: staff permitting. CHEMISTRY 104. (3) FROM CAVEMAN TO CHEMIST. This course develops the chemistry of materials along historical lines. We begin with the chemistry of fire and learn how to make fire by friction. Ashes from the fire are processed to produce potash. Limestone burned in the fire becomes lime. Lime and potash make lye; lye is used to make soap, and the process continues, building a miniature chemical industry from scratch. While not a laboratory course, students engage in projects in which they produce the materials discussed. Prerequisite: none. CHEMISTRY 105. (3) TOXIC CHEMICALS IN SOCIETY. An introduction to selected topics in toxicology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry that are essential to an understanding of the role of chemicals in modern society and their impact on us as individuals and as a civilization. Considered in this course are the risks and consequences of contact with chemicals both intended and unintended, e.g., the use of pharmaceuticals and exposure to hazardous chemicals from industrial wastes. This course is intended for students with primary interests outside the sciences and does not satisfy prerequisite requirements for any other chemistry course. Prerequisite: none. Offered: spring semester if staff permits.